A DUNFERMLINE designer is opening up her Abbot House studio to the public this fortnight.

The open event weekends will see products on display from across the Clarabella Christie brand which includes Christmas decorations and other gift ideas this festive season.

The award-winning luxury homewares and accessories business is run by local textile designer Claire Christie.

She recently moved her design studio into Abbot House after lockdown as the start of a phased redevelopment of the iconic Dunfermline building.

Visitors can pop in this Saturday and Sunday (November 5/6) and December 5/6, for a 30-minute shop that is bookable online.

The open studio has been designed to ensure COVID-19 guidelines are followed.

Each slot will be open to two households, socially distanced with masks worn at all times.

Speaking about the upcoming open studios, Claire said: "I am just so excited to be part of the thriving community in the historic quarter of the town and I look forward to welcoming you into my new studio.

"I will be showing an array of gift ideas from my new collection of designs which are inspired by the architecture of the town , as well as a new sustainable collection of gifts which will all be for sale."

To book a slot, please visit: clarabella-christie-open-studio-abbot-house2020.eventbrite.co.uk

It is hoped that Abbot House will be able to re-open fully next summer after receiving a £205,000 windfall in funding.

The much-loved landmark dates back to the 16th century but sadly had to close in August 2015 due to financial problems.